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This past week in the Great American Athletic Conference saw the East Central University Tigers give a great effort against conference-leading and the nation’s 5th-ranked team Ouachita Baptist University. 

Thunder coach Billy Donovan explained before Wednesday’s tip that Andre Roberson would not be playing in Oklahoma City’s final preseason game.

Following a vote of the Great American Conference’s women’s basketball head coaches, Harding will enter the 2019-20 season as the preseason favorite, the conference announced on Thursday.

Oklahoma State Cowboys

The Oklahoma State baseball team will continue its quest for a College World Series berth at 2 p.m. Friday in Lubbock, Texas, it was announced Tuesday morning.

Michaela Richbourg connected on the biggest hit of her career, with the smack of the bat echoing from the Florida Panhandle all the way back to Choctaw Country.

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Having nearly double digit defections at OSU might look bad, but one must pause and take inventory on each decision instead of just clumping them all together and proclaiming the sky is falling.

Oklahoma Sooners

NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma's defense was hearing words not muttered in the past few years when the unit was subject to ridicule in a 55-16 win over Texas Tech Saturday in the Big 12 Conference opener for both teams.

NORMAN — Neville Gallimore had two steps on Texas Tech quarterback Jett Duffey. But during a chase from the pocket, the Oklahoma defensive tackle was blocked by running back SaRodorick Thompson.

Thunder

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TULSA — Through Thunder training camp, much discussed topics have included Chris Paul, the squad’s lone superstar, ball movement as a big part of the offense, how coach Billy Donovan might manage three different point guards and the back-on-the-court-again Andre Roberson.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Perhaps Andre Roberson will see game action this preseason, but not tonight when the Thunder meet Dallas at 7 p.m. inside Tulsa’s BOK Center.

OKLAHOMA CITY — It’s the first of a quartet of preseason games afforded the Thunder when they meet the Dallas Mavericks at 7 tonight inside Tulsa’s BOK Center. And when Oklahoma City has the ball, there are a couple of things to look for, independent of who’s on the floor.

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PAOLI [ndash] Services for Sandra Elizabeth Allred, 68, of Paoli and formerly of Allen are at 2 p.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Keith Warren will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Ada. Mrs. Allred passed away Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at her home. Sh…

SEMINOLE [ndash] Services for Douglas Lynn Hatton, 72, of Seminole are at 10 a.m. Monday at the Criswell Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Bill Burns will officiate. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. The Chickasaw Nation Honor Guard will conduct military honors at the cemetery. Mr. Hat…

ARANSAS PASS, Texas [ndash]The Rev. Don Louis Delaplain, born Dec. 27, 1930, in Seminole, received his final call Oct. 3, 2019, and "crossed the river" to the Promised Land, where he was welcomed by his Lord and Savior and reunited with his beloved wife and daughter, parents and siblings, an…

ALLEN [ndash] Services for Kevin Scott Tate, 56, of Terrell, Texas, and formerly of Allen are at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Richmond Avenue Free Will Baptist Church in Allen. The Rev. Buddy Drake will officiate. Burial will follow at Allen Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the Allen Chap…